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Scott Douglass Craig Hoffman
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It is a new year! Happy 2022 from Kentuckiana Motorsports and Lucas Oil !
We do want to continue to encourage everyone to help the victim's of the recent storms in Kentucky. Many are lending a hand through various agencies like the American Red Cross, Samaritan's Purse, The Kentucky Government Relief site, as well as local agencies and churches in the storm hit areas. Help will be needed for months to come. Kentucky Raceway Ministries continues to monitor and provide assitance. Executive Director J.T. Marsh urges people to go to its website: www.gokrm.org to learn more. If you want to volunteer or help directly, give J.T a call at: 859-496-0106 .
In racing, NASCAR teams continue to adjust crew members as they prepare for the running of the Great American Race: The Daytona 500 on February 20. Drivers and teams will have several practice sessions the week of the big race. And of course there are The Duals!
Expect Dover to look a little different in 2022, now that Speedway Motorsports and the Smith family have bought the monster track! That deal closed before Christmas.
For NHRA fans, expect a stronger season than 2021. And this past year was outstanding. In 2020, Covid 19 really hurt the sport. This past year viewership was up more than 3%. Fox has done a great job with coverage and giving fans a chance to see some world class athletes. As talked about before, NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart is getting the NHRA fever, as a new team owner. And his new wife is NHRA driver Leah Pruett. Expect more eyes on drag racing in 2022!
Locally, the Kimmel Racing shop is staying busy in Clarksville, Indiana. They're preparing two ARCA entries for Daytona. Bill Kimmel expects an exciting year ahead. Another area driver looking forward to the new racing season is Jared Soards. He will leave the Legends cars after two seasons. The Oldham County High School student plans to do battle in the CRA Late Model Series. Grandpa Rick (Service Manager at Tri-County Ford) knows his 15 year old grandson has much to learn. Tri-County Ford and EZ Credit will be on the car as sponsors. The young Soards will will enter his first race in April at the quarter-mile short track in Anderson, Indiana. Then later, at the high banks of the Salem Speedway (Salem, Indiana). The track is a little more than an hour from his home. Jared started racing go-karts at age 4. Bill Kimmel has watched Jared on the track. The veteran car owner and crew chief says Jared has talent, just needs seat time.
The Lucas Oil Online Report continues! Soon, you will see some changes on the website! Expect more videos too. And we have fun on social media, check us out on Facebook! We'll also be talking more about Scott's Podcast! So, look for more excitement on kentuckianamotorsports.com!
For nearly 20 years, Lucas Oil has been a longtime sponsor of Kentuckiana Motorsports. Its main manufacturing facility is in Corydon, Indiana, not far from Louisville. Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, as well as their son Morgan, and his wife, Katie, stay active in communities across the region. This reminder, once the weather turns warmer, get out and enjoy the Lucas Oil Golf Course in English, Indiana. Golfers from Kentucky, Indiana and even neighboring states visit the course. The golf is great, the scenic beauty is outstanding. Be sure this winter to put some Lucas Oil in your car or truck. It Works! Learn more at www.lucasoil.com And if you want to discover ways to protect the American Way, our farmers, ranchers, and animals, go online to Protect the Harvest ( www.protecttheharvest.com ), an organization founded by the Lucas family.
We continue to thank Lucas Oil and and all our sponsors. They include PNC Bank (PNC Bank Trivia), locally owned Bright Pest Control and Bright Retail in Louisville, (Offering Do-It-Yourself Professional Pest Products with a retail store), BTS (Business & home security systems, digital antenna installation, and quality business phone systems), and both Tri-County Ford in Buckner, KY, as well as sister dealership Knox Ford in Radcliff, KY. And if you want to buy a car or truck and are not sure how to pay for it, look no farther than ezcreditky.com EZ Credit can get you qualified in less than an hour. Simply contact ezcreditky.com for details!
Get all the latest here on the website! However, this reminder, we will kick-off our 20th consecutive years on TV with a "start the season" half-hour KMS television special honing in on the Daytona 500, as well as local tracks. You can see the program starting the week of January 23. It can be viewed on WMYO-TV/LAFF 24 (Throughout Kentucky & Indiana on Spectrum Cable Channel 138, U-Verse 24, DIRECTTV Stream, and Over-the-Air with a digital antenna 24.1), on WKYI-TV (Spectrum Cable Channel 98 in select areas, and Over-the-Air in the Louisville Metro on channel 24.2, and also on the SPECTRUM App).
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Lucas Oil Online Race Report
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Craig & Scott Info
Craig Hoffman is an EMMY award winning journalist who came to Louisville as an reporter and anchor for WAVE-TV (NBC). He is now the Vice-President & General Manager and on-air talent for AIRCOMMEDIA, which owns multiple television and radio stations in the Louisville, Kentucky area. Hoffman previously served as the Director of Station Operations and on-air-talent for WBKI-TV, The CW Louisville where he created and hosted the popular Louisville LIVE This Morning Show. In 2001, while at WAVE-TV (NBC), Hoffman approached Douglass with the idea of putting together a locally produced racing television show which talks about all levels of the sport. Shortly thereafter, Kentuckiana Motorsports was born. Some of the biggest stars of NASCAR, Monster Jam, Indy Car, ARCA, NHRA, and other series have appeared on the fast paced half-hour program. It remains the longest running sports television show on the air in Louisville. Kentuckiana Motorsports is one of the few locally produced half-hour television racing shows in the country. Prior to his arrival in Louisville, Hoffman worked at television stations in Charlotte and New Bern, North Carolina, as well as Chattanooga, Tennessee. He has created and produced nearly a dozen new television and radio programs. In Louisville, he has served as executive producer of more than one thousand local shows and specials, many in which he hosted. During his career, Hoffman has been a freelance journalist for the NBC News Channel, CNN, the Thacker-Packer Report, and his work has appeared on NBC Dateline and VH1. He began his broadcasting career near Charlotte, North Carolina in the heart of NASCAR country. Hoffman is also a public speaker, and has served as a talent coach for corporations, government agencies, and schools.
Scott Douglass is a veteran radio and television personality and is known as the worldwide voice of Monster Jam. He has served as a professional talent coach for Feld Entertainment. Douglass joined Hoffman for the very first show of Kentuckiana Motorsports in 2002. Douglass and has a home and family in the Louisville Metro area. When he is not traveling with Monster Jam and providing racing commentary on Kentuckiana Motorsports, Douglass spends his time developing and training up-and-coming talent for television, radio, and to serve in roles such as master of ceremonies, and as public address announcers. He also coaches corporate executives in all phases of communications. Douglass is a former track announcer at both Iowa, Salem, and Kentucky Speedways, and is the former General Manager of the old Louisville Motor Speedway. Douglass has worked on a variety of national racing shows including both the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt and Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Over the years Douglass has been an on air personality on several Louisville radio stations and provided play-by-play action for Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, Kentucky. Douglass is a 2020 inductee of the new Monster Jam Hall of Fame. More recently, Scott has developed a strong online following interviewing some of the biggest names in Monster Jam and the motorsports industry. His one-on-one interviews can be found on twitch.tv/scottdouglassmedia